Richard W. Reith

MARRIAGE

It’s true, marriage is always a gamble,
and either you pass or you play.
But once you have chosen to roll the dice,
you must never turn and walk away.

Marriage has many forks in the road,
And each day is filled with turns to make.
Some will be right and some may be wrong,
But be strong in directions you take.

Marriage, in the end, is a long journey
Filled with happiness, pain, joy and fear.
And with your vows you take on the challenge –
Love, the foundation of why you stay there.

One day, face to face, God’ll judge the matter.
When he judges each as a spouse, He will start
Not at whether it was better or worse.
Judgment will come by what’s each heart.

For it was from clay that He made them both,
Wanting man and woman shaped to His will.
In the kiln of life He makes two into one,
His commandments of marriage to fulfill.